Felix, Swartz Head to NCAA Championships

March 18, 2014

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NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Seniors Jake Swartz and J.T. Felix will represent Boise State at the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships, scheduled for March 20-22 (Thursday-Saturday) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. Swartz is the No. 6 seed at 184 pounds, while Felix is the No. 8 seed at heavyweight.

The first two sessions are scheduled for Thursday, from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and from 5-8:30 p.m. The quarterfinals and semifinals are scheduled for Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon and 6 p.m.-9 p.m., respectively. The medal round is scheduled for Saturday (9 a.m.-noon), as are the championship finals (6-9 p.m.).

WATCH LIVE: The ESPN family of networks will televise all six sessions and carry every match on ESPN3, both for the first time. ESPN will televise the semifinals and championship finals while ESPNU will air the preliminary sessions and medal round. The entire tournament will be available on WatchESPN.

For a complete look at the broadcast schedule, click the link at the top of this page.

Jake Swartz: Redshirt senior Jake Swartz, from Auburn, Wash. (Auburn HS), is making his fourth-consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships. He qualified at 174 pounds as a redshirt freshman in 2011, and then at 184 pounds for three-consecutive years.

Swartz went 13-1 in 2013-14, and was a perfect 7-0 in dual competition. An injury at the Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6-7) forced him out of action for more than a month, but he has gone 8-0 since his return - including a 3-0 mark at the Pac-12 Championships en route to his third-consecutive title at 184 pounds.

He is the first wrestler in the Pac-12 to capture three-consecutive conference championships at the same weight class since Arizona State's Anthony Robles did it at 125 pounds from 2009-11. He is the first Bronco to win three-straight at the same weight class since Scott Jorgenson did it at 133 pounds from 2004-06.

Swartz has compiled a record of 87-28 during his Bronco career, including a 57-21 mark in tournament action. Included in his overall record are 20 major decisions, two technical falls and 11 pins.

J.T. Felix: Senior J.T. Felix, from Riverside, Calif. (Centennial HS), is making his third trip to the NCAA Championships, having also made the field at heavyweight as a freshman in 2011 and as a junior in 2013.

Felix is 23-3 in 2013-14, including a 9-1 mark in dual competition. Ten of his 23 victories came via pin, and two were major decisions.

After making the finals of the Pac-12 Championships three times, he finally broke through for a victory in 2014, becoming the first Boise State wrestler to win a conference championship at heavyweight since Jacob McGinnis in 2004.

Felix has compiled a record of 84-41 during his Bronco career, including a mark of 56-26 in tournament action. He boasts 17 career pins, 11 career major decisions and two career technical falls.

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